- Audio CD (18 Feb. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Box set
- Label: Union Square Music Limited
- ASIN: B00ALSS1ZC
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,108 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
New Orleans Gris Gris: Voodoo Grooves From The Crescent City Box set
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New Orleans gave the world jazz, funk and voodoo. Gris Gris conjures up 50 of the finest voodoo grooves from the Crescent City. Alongside legends like Dr John and Irma Thomas rest such lost legends of voodoo soul as Prince La La and Tami Lynn. Guaranteed to put a spell on you!
Top Customer Reviews
This is a Very cool Orleans collection of 40 trks on 2 CD's for less than fiver ... released by Metro select.
I have several Orleans budget comps, so there are a good few tracks I've heard before ...
However thats fine with me ...
Lots of dapper toons & artists.
The sound is excellent.
Packaging is really really nice - Digi pack, fold out poster with notes on the Artists on the reverse.
Just look at that cover - It's beautiful!!
Whether a new comer or a long time lover of all things New Orleans this is release is worth the pick up.
Oh Boy, what a surprise, I found it absolutely enchanting. Thank you Amazon for putting it in my maybe slot.
One thing it lacks is Mardi Gras brass music (which the cover photo implies is gonna be on here) and a few legends that belong on any New Orleans compilation. No Professor Longhair for example. Also you can kind of tell that the compilers probably had pretty limited rights to certain artists. Fats Domino is represented by 'Bad Luck and Trouble'. Pretty obscure. Allen Toussaint also gets a single track on there (though he wrote/produced a number of the other artist's tracks). And the two Dr. John tracks are taken from the outtakes compilation ZuZu Man. But the thing is, it's still absolutely brilliant.
There's some real revelations on here for me. The New Orleans soul music of Tami Lynn. Johnny Adams 'A Losing Battle'. Some great funk from the likes of Lee Dorsey and The Meters. For me, the best stuff comes from Huey 'Piano' Smith and Dr. John. And maybe I was hoping for a bit more of the likes of them. But that's probably a different compilation. This one was an unexpected eye-opener and completely indicative of the depth of New Orleans' musical culture.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I picked this up from the library in town. I know next to nothing about the New Orleans vibe but loved it. So many great tracks.Published 9 months ago by J. Caulton
Being into Blues, RnB, and most pre-1980's musical stuff from the Southern States, I wasn't too sure what I may be buying with no sampler tracks to hear. Read morePublished 16 months ago by E. Kelly